Now is the time we have all waited and strived for the chase, lets get through the standings quick so I can explain the mind popping rules shall we? And as you guessed, nobody picked the winner.
1.) Tobasco Kat- 320
2.) Section_725- 307
3.) Tenacfan2- 285
4.) Berlyn- 253
5.) Edwardsfan- 248
6.) Bradman- 244
7+8.) Tigersman and Floridawhite- 225
9+10.) Roushfenway and Superjags- 215
So it seems it is me vs. Superjags due to one position on the track, else it would have been all four of us, lol. Anyway, same thing as last week, no picking the same driver as me Section, which is a nice thing for me since I run this game, I get first pick .
And congratulations to Tobasco Kat, to having 4 consectutive weeks in the first place pos. he has moved from a non-competitior to a force to be reckoned with here in the chase...
Eh... we're just having a 10 driver chase, but the only thing I fear now is that Mikeyfan is going to be running into here screaming that he wants to be in the game again, lol.
Now, as for the final chase stretch, here is how it will run once again:
A regular 2 race segment in which at the end 2 people will be eliminated.
A 3 race segment in which at the end 2 people will be eliminated.
A 5 race segment with 6 people which will determine it all.
Now I also said that the chase would have a little extra too it, the 3 segments will run on themes, this segment's theme is chase drivers! We all anticipated driver in the chase, and wanted them to make it in, our driver, and now it is set. For the following two weeks, you will not be able to pick any drivers outside of the chase! (Doing so will result in a 10 point dock, and they do not have handicaps for these two races at least, so really, its not worth it.)
Now, for this week, you know how I said that the handicaps were void for the next 2 weeks, well, for this week, that's not true, take a look!
+0 handicap (1st through 6th pre-chase)
Mark Martin (correct me if I'm wrong on Martin, but I believe I am right.)
+10 handicap (7th through 12th pre-chase)
Juan Pablo Montoya
That's right, if you thought handicaps were impossible on drivers like Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, and Greg Biffle, think again! You can pick these drivers for an extra 10 points, for this week only, next week will be a slightly different variation concering only chase drivers.
Win column will no longer be tracked, but the bonus points will be initialized as you will notice them when you go to make your picks.
Avg. finish I've grown too lazy to take care of, lol, and its chase time, it all starts over.
Tigersman will get a +20 handicap for his pick of Brian Vickers in the 12th spot.
Oh and one more thing, you will no longer get a bonus for the last 2 segments of the chase, your bonus is that you are still in the game during the toughest time of the year.
And here is where picks will go, I am very tempted to go with Carl Edwards, and decided that I'm switching off Johnson, I want those 10 bonus points:
Tobasco Kat (+10 on any pick for winning segment)
Section_725- Tony Stewart
Tenacfan2- Mark Martin (+10 on any pick, this one and next)
Berlyn- Tony Stewart
Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards (+10 handicap)
Bradman- Denny Hamlin
Tigersman- Jeff Gordon (+20 on any pick this week)
Floridawhite- Jeff Gordon (+10 on any pick, this one and next)
Roushfenway- Carl Edwards (+10 handicap)
Tony Stewart- 2
Carl Edwards- 2
Jeff Gordon- 2
And by the way, I decided I will reveal my new rule now, or else this won't be fair for some people if I don't, for next week, the restraint will still be on where you can only pick chase drivers, HOWEVER, each driver can only be chosen twice, there will be no handicaps, so if you want a driver, coming early will be your best chance of getting the driver, if the driver has already been picked by 2 people, tough twinkies, I'm looking for diversity, and this is more of a defense mechanism so Section doesn't go picking a driver that will make him auto get to the next round.
And in addition, putting up random picks now, because I am going to the race tomorrow, I won't update your driver picks on this page, but if you make them before the green flag, I will come back Monday, notice, and edit.